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Bug 1210437 - gnuplot's multiple package variants should Provide a common requirement to be used as a dependency
Summary: gnuplot's multiple package variants should Provide a common requirement to be...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnuplot
Version: 21
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Frantisek Kluknavsky
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2015-04-09 17:37 UTC by Daniel Miranda
Modified: 2015-04-22 22:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: gnuplot-4.6.5-6.fc21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-04-22 22:50:13 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Daniel Miranda 2015-04-09 17:37:00 UTC
Description of problem:

I'm packaging a Perl library that needs gnuplot. It doesn't need any of the particular variants (minimal, Qt, WxWidgets): any of them will work. But right there isn't a common requirement that they all fulfill that I can depend on.

I believe the variants should each 'Provides: /usr/bin/gnuplot', 'Provides: gnuplot(bin)' or something of the sort. Then my package could depend on that and accept any of the variants if they are already installed (I would also like to have it prefere the minimal variant if none are already installed, but that's a different matter).

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Comment 1 Daniel Miranda 2015-04-09 19:02:51 UTC
I don't know if the following page is up-to-date, but it seems marking /usr/bin/gnuplot as a %ghost file should be enough to solve this.

Comment 2 Frantisek Kluknavsky 2015-04-13 15:19:56 UTC
in rawhide:

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2015-04-14 14:43:04 UTC
gnuplot-5.0.0-8.fc22 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 22.

Comment 4 Daniel Miranda 2015-04-14 18:48:07 UTC
Looks good on my end. Thanks!

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2015-04-15 10:27:15 UTC
gnuplot-4.6.5-6.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 6 Frantisek Kluknavsky 2015-04-15 10:45:25 UTC
Thinking about it more, it seems strange that a package ghost owning a file can be used to satisfy another package requiring that file. Ghost owning means that file could somehow appear or never appear. What am I missing?
In this case it will work, gnuplot always creates /usr/bin/gnuplot, but I wonder how %ghost is meant to work in general.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2015-04-18 09:35:02 UTC
Package gnuplot-4.6.5-6.fc21:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing gnuplot-4.6.5-6.fc21'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2015-04-22 22:49:02 UTC
gnuplot-5.0.0-8.fc22 has been pushed to the Fedora 22 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2015-04-22 22:50:13 UTC
gnuplot-4.6.5-6.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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